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Basic Hydraulics is extensively used in various applications in industry, construction, mining and marine engineering. The subject is part of graduate level engineering courses in mechanical, civil, mining and marine engineering studies, worldwide. Most of the literature however is either written with a commercial objective to promote the sale of the manufactures or they are theoretically too advanced for comprehension by the graduate level engineering students. The rapid advancement in design, miniaturization, metallurgy and hydraulic fluid characteristics have stimulated the demand for an elementary book, explaining fundamentals. Readers are supposed to be familiar with the elementary fluid mechanics, and basics of gears, piston, crank and different livers. This book include those fundamentals of fluid transmission of power which are necessary at graduate mechanical engineering, civil engineering, mining engineering and marine engineering courses of any university.